Thursday, 30 May

Lil Win goes after TGMA board for perpetual snubs but is consoled they give cashless ‘metals’

Lil Win, actor, comedian and singer

Kwadwo 'Lil Win' Nkansah has said “I’m seen as a comedian so I am not taken seriously” by the Ghana Music Awards board and organisers.

Additionally, “they assume I already have a reputable name and so there is no need to add to it,” he said, noting such discrimination is not done in big entertainment markets like America.

The actor, producer and music artiste spoke to Nana Romeo on Accra 100.5 FM's midmorning programme Ayekoo Ayekoo.

Lil Win asserted he had “back-to-back hits” with “all the stars” and so “I should have long been nominated for or won in categories like New Artiste of the Year and Discovery of the Year”.

“I’m, however, not taken seriously, so I’m focused on doing what I can,” he added.

On why he has not confronted the GMAs over the issue, he said: “The metal (trophy) comes with no money” and his priority is to “get booked to perform at various shows”.

“If the metal came with some GHS50,000 or GHS100,000,” he stressed he would take the snub seriously. “We’re moving forward and playing plenty shows.”

Lil Win asserted his relevance in the music industry.

“Ghana has only five musicians who can rock a stage, and I am one of them,” he said.

He said some musicians are uninteresting on stage “because they are often unserious,” unlike him who is energised “when I see the crowd, I want to do something spectacular that will excite them and have them look forward to my future performances”.

The Kumawood star noted he first became known for his acting but “when I ventured into music, I took it seriously – God has blessed me”.

The Ghana Music Awards, in its 25th year, is headline-sponsored since 2024 by Telecel Ghana, and organised by Charterhouse Ghana.

Lil Win has music hits such as Mama Boss Papa, Ladder, Nkwasiasem, etc.

Source: Benjamin